Clippers' Kawhi Leonard, Patrick Beverley ruled out for Thunder game
Kawhi Leonard will not play Sunday night at the Thunder, the Clippers announced before the game.
Leonard scored 26 points with nine assists and seven rebounds in the Clippers' win against the Spurs on Saturday night in San Antonio. But following a season-long trend, Leonard will rest on the second night of a back-to-back due to left knee injury management.
Leonard was also inactive in the Clippers' win against the Thunder at Staples Center on Nov. 18.
The reigning NBA Finals MVP is averaging 25.5 points, 7.8 rebounds and 5.1 assists in his first season with the Clippers.
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Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley is also out. Beverley was a late scratch, coach Doc Rivers said before the game. Lou Williams, Landry Shamet and Terance Mann are all options to start at point guard.
The Thunder (14-14) and Clippers (22-9) will tip-off at 6 p.m. Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.